| May 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
William Shatner jokingly told new “Star Wars” director J.J. Abrams during a sketch on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last week that the franchise should revolve around Captain Kirk, the character Shatner famously played on “...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Matt Chojnacki couldn't remember the last time he liked a movie poster.
He couldn't recall the last time he went to a movie theater, looked at the posters and, compelled by the cleverness of the images, decided which movie to see. He used to do this all...
| Dec 28, 2008
The Toyota Matrix and Pontiac Vibe are fraternal twins, basically the same car with different looking skin.
General Motors figured if it couldn't beat Toyota, it might as well join its rival in creating one – or two: Vibe and Matrix, hatchbacks...
| Dec 12, 2010
What's the difference between a standup concert and a one-person show? See for yourself in two showcase performances this week on HBO.
Carrie Fisher's autobiographical "Wishful Drinking" (HBO, 9 tonight), recorded before an audience in New Jersey in...
| Oct 25, 2011
If you're one of these people who lament the decline in knowledge of civic affairs, the first event in "The Game Show Show … and Stuff!" at the Mercury Theater on Friday night would have had you pulling your hair out. Fingers on the buzzer but...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Disney finally came up with an answer to Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter — a barrel full of giant blue monkeys.
The Imagineers better get their imaginations cranking overtime.
Disney built its empire on great characters, great dialogue...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 2:43 PM
Carrie Fisher was born into a showbiz family in 1956 — she is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds and started performing in Las Vegas shows at age 12.
And then, George Lucas showed up with an offer to play Princess Leia in the 1977...
| Jan 5, 2012
Big deals are coming to Central Florida's theme parks and attractions. In the coming years, we'll be able to visit an "Avatar"-based land within Disney's Animal Kingdom, see even more of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter somewhere at Universal Orlando...
| Oct 7, 2012
My little boy never had the chance to meet his Grandpa Jim, who — like too many other combat veterans of the Vietnam War — died too early and too young 23 years ago from pancreatic cancer.
But that hasn't stopped him from melding snatches of...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Those "Star Wars" nerds are a persnickety bunch.
They castigated George Lucas for little tweaks to his original films before special-edition DVD releases. A light saber's glow was deemed too pink, a newly computer-generated Yoda was widely panned, and...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:57 AM
The propulsive hostage thriller "Argo," the third feature directed by Ben Affleck, just plain works. It's heartening to encounter a film, based on fact but happy to include all sorts of exciting fictions to amp up the suspense, whose entertainment...